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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Nov 6, 2007 — Blue-collar eccentrics and genial misfits populate Thomaston, New York, the ailing industrial town in Bridge of Sighs. The novel is Richard Russo's first since his Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls.
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Oct 12, 2007 — Richard Russo's novel, Bridge of Sighs, is a story about unexceptional people in an unexceptional upstate New York town. Maureen Corrigan says the novel is pound-for-pound the best new fiction on shelves today. Russo won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Empire Falls, a story about the relationships between people in a small town in Maine.
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Oct 1, 2007 — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo knows small towns well. He writes about them and grew up in one. His new novel, Bridge of Sighs, captures the dilemma of leaving — or staying in — a small town like his own.
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